Play Mapping

The upstream oil and gas industry has learned through bitter experience and many expensive dry wells that focusing on just the “prospect” can lead to material value erosion. The evaluation of features that we drill is always a subjective process but we make better evaluations and decisions when the prospect is evaluated in its full regional context rather than the evaluation being done in relative isolation typically on a local “postage stamp”.

Why Do Play Mapping – Should we bother?

Player and PlayPen are used for conventional and unconventional play mapping.

Conventional vs. Unconventional Play Mapping

The full evaluation process for conventional play analyses can be defined in many ways but all of them try to make map estimates of reservoir, seal, and charge (with or without trap) play chance elements on an interval by interval basis with the results stacked to highlight better areas from less prospective areas.

Traffic Light maps vs. Split Risking
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